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FOX
Aug 22, 2012 6:00pm PDT
that used apple designs. >>> working conditions have gotten better for chinese workers making apple products. the labor association says they have reduced overtime hours for workers making ipads and iphones and has improved their living conditions. apple came under harsh criticism after a number of workers committed suicide in 2010. >>> it turns out that meat from a california slaughterhouse under investigation for cruelty to animals did in fact wind up in school lunches and other nutritional programs. the u.s. government bought 21 million pounds of beef from the company last year. the facility, located in hanford, has been shut down since monday after undercover video showed inhumane slaughtering practice. the usda is also looking into whether any sick cows were killed recently and whether their meat got into the food supply. >>> nurses picket outside of kaiser today, protesting changes to pediatric care. kaiser is planning to close its inpatient center for children in 2014. that's when a new facility is set to open in oakland. the nurses claim kaiser is closing the center to save money. bu
CW
Dec 6, 2012 10:00pm PST
at the chinese factories. nets were installed outside the dormitories run by apple contractor to prevent suicides after several contract workers jumped to their deaths. after widespread media reports apple began to improve conditions. >> they love the computers but we were saying i don't know, it's not conscious consumerism which is what we're looking at now. where is your money going. what is it supporting? >> reporter: made in america may be an emerging trend. apple isn't the first. google announced its new media streaming device is made in the usa. speculation is now rampant about what computer and where in the u.s. apple will manufacture. some see apple's decision as a pr move. one user says it's right for the times. >> i hope it's something tangible. they should intentionally think of their shareholders but also stake holders. people on the ground working on the apple phones. >> reporter: low worker wages and low shipping costs were some of the reasons companies moved their manufacturing overseas. fuel costs are up and worker wages in china have risen 15 to 20% in recent years. >> after doin
ABC
Feb 9, 2012 6:00am EST
conditions in the chinese factories that make apple products. organizers say the pressure on workers to meet quotas causes injuries, even suicides. apple says it's working on the issues. >>> more states are trying to collect sales taxes on internet purchases. a dozen states now have laws on the books. legislation is pending in 10 more. states say they are missing out on $23 billion a year. >>> we're going to spend an average of $126 on valentine's day this year. that is increase of 8.5%. not so much that prices have gone up, it's that we're more willing to spend this year. that's "america's money." i'm rob nelson. >>> news time 6:13. welcome back. new reaction from a man who received a settlement beaten by police when he was in diabetic shock. adam green was pulled over by las vegas police in 2010. officers believed he was drunk, they say and proceeded to brutally kick him and curse him. he was lying on the ground in the pavement. he was unconscious from low blood sugar levels that sent him into insulin shock. he's a diabetic. he only realized what was happening when he was already in handcu
ABC
Feb 9, 2012 12:00pm EST
in chinese factories that make apple products. organizers say the pressure on workers to meet quotas causes injuries and even suicide. apple says it is investigating allegations. the fight over apple is what we are talking about on facebook today. if the accusations are true, would you consider boycotting apple products? we would love for you to tell us and we will have the results tonight at 5:00. >> sounds cliche, but what a difference a day mixed. adam dusty has the forecast. -- adam caskey. but let's look at fairfax. 39 degrees beautiful condition, no clouds in the sky. that's pretty much everywhere. 38 in arlington. 37 in leesburg. 42 let reagan national. -- at great national. this is on par with where we should be this afternoon, a temperature of 47. we will drop into the twenties tonight in the suburbs. a few snowflakes for later in the forecast, coming up later. but the new plan to sell millions of americans facing foreclosure. the federal government has reached a $26 billion settlement with five of the nation's biggest banks. the banks were accused of fraudulent foreclosure practic
NBC
Jun 9, 2010 5:00am EDT
after several workers committed suicide. 30 gathered the day after the unveiling of the new iphone. they are angry over 11 suicides that happens in china. the company has already announced pay raises for the chinese workers after the suicide. there is a strict management style having an assembly line that is too fast. the company denies those accusations. >> the fortunes of a key maryland company may be on the rise. jane king joins us live with a look at today's business news. >> good morning. many drivers are now getting notices in the mail. general motors is recalling 1.5 million cars and trucks around the world. part of a windshield washer can catch on fire. this affects saturn brands from 2006 to 2009. gm, ford, and chrysler are looking to hire more workers in mexico. there is growing concern europe's money problems could slow down the global economy. the debt crisis is not all bad for americans. investors continued to put money in safe havens like u.s. treasury bills. that is helping to keep mortgage rates down. we see most of the day that the s&p closed higher yesterday. capi
WHUT
Mar 30, 2012 7:00am EDT
a week, 6. last year, there was a spate of workers suicide. the question really, how damaging is this report for apple? >> this is an independent report. they were sent in by apple themselves. there's no way they can deny what this report says. in fact, they've accepted the findings and i think it does highlight that there has been a lot of truth behind the picture painted, but it also highlights the fact that these factories make not just apple products, but they produce these goods for just about every major manufacturer. the spotlight will now be on apple's rivals, as well. >> our technology correspondent joins us. apple, as he said, commissioned this report. apple fully accepts their recommendations. they want to be a leader in the supply chain for all the electronics and technology giants. that's it for business. >> thank you very much. a multi-million dollar london mansion belonged to one of in one ofddafi's sons the city's most exclusive neighborhoods. the first successful asset recovery case brought to the u.k. core by countries swept up in the arab spring. a look arou
NBC
Feb 21, 2012 11:00am PST
high-tech companies the recent suicide, deaths and worker conditions have put a pressure on apple. now, critics quick to point out the ceo of disney, abc's owner sits on apple's board and steve jobs was the largest shareholder in did disney and sat on that board. the reporter acknowledges the relationship and says it doesn't matter why abc was chosen because he will tell the story the way he sees fit. >>> other news, deadline for congress set by congress, rather, for the white house to hand over all of the solyndra documents ex-peers today. the white house did turn over a number of document oevz the weekend. that same group of politicians on the house committee for energy and commerce wrote a letter to the federal trade commission urging the ftc to investigate google and the latest accusations against the company over privacy. recent missteps by a number of silicon valley companies have awoken washington's interests in privacy. back to you. >> scott mcgrew, thank you. >>> parents, if you want to help keep your kids in check there's a new app called pix checker works with your kid's cel
KOFY
Feb 13, 2012 9:00pm PST
growing critism over labor and environmental practices. there have been a series of workers suicide at apple chinese supplier. findings expected next month from the fair labor association, group that advocates for improving labor practices. >>> well in the mean time apple now the most valuable company on the planet. silicon valley hottest company is doing it again today, too. setting a new stock market milestone. apple stock was up 9 points today closing for the first time above 500 dollars a share. corina reports from palo alto tonight where a lot of people still see the stock going even higher. >>reporter: it may raining but people who own apple stock are smiling even laughing. >> i believe it was about 15 at that time. >>reporter: at 502 dollars apple stock is setting a new record and still giving financial advisors trons like it. >> what i am more interested in is the quality of apple earnings compared to the current price and from that standpoint still a relatively well valued company. >>reporter: with the popularity of i pad and i phones apple revenue are up 73 percent fr
CBS
Feb 9, 2012 4:30am EST
for worker suicides and safety procedures. about a quarter million people have signed the petition. betty, if that's on your list of errands to do today, you might want to avoid apple stores. >> that's going to be a long line out there. all right, ashley morrison here in new york. thank you. >>> coming oup n the morning news, an attempted child kidnapping at walmart caught on tape. >>> plus, disturbing revelations in the case of that fire that killed josh powell and his sons. was too much time wasted before police were dispatched? first, though, scott pelley has a preview of tonight's "cbs evening news." >>> confessions of murder made by former members of a militant group. we will tell you about the battle to release the tapes and the american college that is caught up in the middle of the controversy. that's tonight on the "cbs evening news." [ male announcer ] this is lois. the day starts with arthritis pain... a load of new listings... and two pills. after a morning of walk-ups, it's back to more pain, back to more pills. the evening showings bring more pain and more pills. sealing the
ABC
Feb 13, 2012 11:00am PST
came unscrutiny after a rash of workers' suicides. the findings are expected in early march. >>> apple's stock rose above $500 a share today for the first time ever. the latest step in a boom that began more than two weeks ago when the cupertino reported taggering sales and profits for the holiday quarter. currently the most valuable company in the world. market value now estimated at 465 billion dollars. >>> we are less than two weeks away from oscar sunday. you can get in on all the action now at oscar.com. predict the winners and get the latest buzz ahead of the show on oscar.com. >> you can done load our oscar app for iphones and ipads get livid yes from the red carpet and backstage. oscars are sunday february 26th, right here on abc7. -- we'll be you can see n there? oh, there's prize, all right. is it a robot? no. is it a jet plane? nope. is it a dinosaur? [ laughs ] [ male announcer ] inside every box of heart healthy cheerios are the great tasting little o's made from carefully selected oats that can help lower cholesterol. stickers? uh-uh. a perhero? ♪ ♪ kinda. [ male
KOFY
Feb 13, 2012 11:30am PST
unscrutiny after a rash of workers' suicides. the findings are expected in early march. >>> apple's stock rose above $500 a share today for the first time ever. the latest step in a boom that began more than two weeks ago when the cupertino reported taggering sales and profits for the holiday quarter. currently the most valuable company in the world. market value now estimated at 465 billion dollars. >>> we are less than two weeks away from oscar sunday. you can get in on all the action now at oscar.com. predict the winners and get the latest buzz ahead of the show on oscar.com. >> you can done load our oscar app for iphones and ipads get livid yes from the red carpet and backstage. oscars are sunday february 26th, right here on abc7. >>> coming up at 4:00, have cheesecake instead of cheerios, bring it on. it could work. at 5, golden gate park neighbors sounding off on big events. will they squash future events? those stories and more at 4:00 and 5:00. >> that's it for now, thanks for joining us. >> who w ...with a two-year-old at home. i have two daughters. we have five boys and a large
FOX
Jan 16, 2012 12:00pm PST
in chine nau. apple said it found many cases of underaged workers and excessive work hours in those facilities. >>> we have new information now on that fire in redwood city we told but earlier in the newscast. the fire 90 minutes ago and a trailer park on east bayshore road. the city's public information officer just told us that the fire is now out and two mobile homes and a vehicle were destroyed and two other homes were damaged. one wz went to the hospital with smoke inhalation. there's no word on that person's condition, nor on what caused the fire. >>> tonight at 5:00, it was 25 years ago, and people who wanted to park the anniversary of the golden gate bought a brick with their name on it. starting tomorrow, those bricks will be destroyed, every single one of the. the reason why -- one of them. the reason why and how those people will be remembered instead. >>> thank you for trusting ktvu news. we'll see ut next time news breaks -- see you the next time news breaks. we're always here on mobile and ktvu.com. pup base ♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lu
ABC
Mar 16, 2012 5:00pm PDT
as the contractor company in china. apple has given workers small raises and improved working conditions. >> a judge in uc davis pepper spray incident ruled today sections of a report can be released to the public but left it up to university of california to decide to do that. video from the november 18th protest shows a police officer pepper spraying occupy protesters at point-blank range. and at a hearing today the police officers union was able to temporarily suppress parts of the report including some names and testimony. the charges -- judge will rule in two weeks time. >> one of union square's most-famous bars isn't famous enough to be considered a city landmark that. is the conclusion of a report from san francisco historic preservation commission. supporters asking for the landmark status to keep the owner from evicting the fwois make way for a retail store. the restaurant has operated at that site since 1918. the commission will make it's final decision next week. >> and we want to go back to talk about the forecast. and we're getting pounded with a lot of rain around the bay area but good
FOX
May 20, 2013 7:00am PDT
workers committed suicide in less than a month. this comes after fox con says they need to cut back on mandatory overtime for employees. >>> thousands of steal tendons on the skyway part of the new bay bridge may be at risk of corroding. the "sacramento bee" reports engineered discovered in 2006 that ducts containing the tendons were left unsealed. that means rain and fog could have caused the ducts to rust and corrode. caltrans tested 1600 of the tendons and found half had rust but says only a few had moderate levels of corrosion. in a statement, the public information officer for the bay bridge says "this issue does not affect the safety strength or the life span of the skyway" but a uc berkeley engineering professor says caltran used the wrong says for the results are meaning also. corrosion may be a factor in the failure of 32 seismic rods last month. caltrans has a youtube video with more -- with more information on the handling of this problem. >>> the rescue of a big bear stuck in a tall tree. >>> good morning, westbound 80 as you head out to the maze. traffic is improving on
ABC
Feb 9, 2012 6:00am EST
factories that make apple products. organizers say the pressure on workers to meet quotas causes injury and even suicide. apple says it is working on those issues. more and more states are trying to collect sales taxes on internet purchases. a dozen states now of laws on the books. legislation is pending in 10 more. they say they're missing out on $23 billion a year. we will spend an average of $126 on valentine's day this year. that is an increase of 8.5%. not so much prices have gone up but we are more willing to spend this year. that is america's money. >> thank you. 6:17 right now. now to lisa baden. looking at some slow spots on the roads. >> first we will start in maryland. traffic that normally comes out of crofton and annapolis, don't commit to 50 if you normally take that westbound between 197 and the beltway, because of a collision on 50 west where 704 traffic merges. here's a live picture. they are making some progress, but looked at those headlights. virginia has a crash on 95 northbound in newington. newschopper 7 is on the way to look in that accident and the impact. bill
KCSMMHZ
Mar 30, 2012 6:00am PDT
both foxconn and apple for poor working conditions at the plants where it says employee suicides have continued. apple announced it accepts the survey results. foxconn says it will hire tens of thousands of new workers by july next year to reduce working hours at the factories. >>> a couple of japanese economic indicators for february came out this friday. let's start with how the job market is looking. the unemployment rate improved slightly. the internal affairs ministry says a seasonally adjusted jobless rate stood at 4.5%. that's down 0.1 percentage point from january. the number of people without jobs was about 2.9 million, while people with jobs stood at over 62 million. separately, the labor ministry has said job availability also improved. it marks the ninth straight month of increases. 75 positions were available for every 100 job seekers. the labor ministry went on to say the overall job market is showing signs of improvement but says a mismatch between supply and demand remains in the disaster hit northeast. >>> japan's industrial output in february fell by 1.2% from a prev
MSNBC
Feb 2, 2012 1:00pm PST
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ABC
Feb 15, 2012 11:00pm PST
says that borden and alienation may have lead to the string of suicides. apple turned to the fla over criticism of how the chinese workers are treated. >>> there is a new plan to make small change more affordable. it turns out it costs more to make pennys and nickels than the coins are worth. the pennies cost about 2.4 cents to produce and nickels 11 cents. president obama's budget includes a measure that would allow the treasury department to switch up the metal mix used in the coins to make them cheaper. the change could save $100 million a year jie. so a nickel costs more than a dime to make. >>> larry beil is here. >> i am outraged by that. >> if you want to prove you are a playoff team, these are games you just have to win. the warriors face the shorthanded blazers. david leigh it >>> it looked like the warriors caught a break. they were hosting portland. the trailblazers without aldridge who was injured. these are games you cannot lose. feeling flexible? high degree of difficulty there. i don't know where the arrow ended up. warriors up 12 in the second quarter. big night for da
ABC
Feb 9, 2012 4:00am PST
the pressure on the workers to meet quotas causes injuries, even suicide. they hope to present petitions with 250,000 signatures. >>> emergency inspections are being ordered for the entire fleet of airbus a-380 jumbo jets to check for cracks inwing. wing. airbus says the cracks would not pose an immediate threat. if they're not corrected, they could compromise safety. seven airlines do fly those planes. >>> more and more states are trying to collect sales taxes on internet purchases. a dozen states have such laws on the books. legislation is pending in ten more. online retailers that don't collect taxes have a distinct advantage. states say they're missing out on a whole lot of money. about $23 billion a year. >>> jc penney is standing by ellen degeneres. as she fires back at her critics. she is their new spokeswoman. she used her talk show to lash out at the i as 1 million momown as 1 million moms. they're calling on conservatives to boycott jc penney for hiring an openly gay spokeswoman. degeneres took time to thank her supporters. she's taking the high rode, saying she standing for ki
KOFY
Feb 16, 2012 12:00am PST
to the string of suicides. apple turned to the fla over criticism of how the chinese workers are treated. >>> there is a new plan to make small change more affordable. it turns out it costs more to make pennys and nickels than the coins are worth. the pennies cost about 2.4 cents to produce and nickels 11 cents. president obama's budget includes a measure that would allow the treasury department to switch up the metal mix used in the coins to make them cheaper. the change could save $100 million a year jie. so a nickel costs more than a dime to make. >>> larry beil is here. >> i am outraged by that. >> if you want to prove you are a playoff team, these are games you just have to win. the warriors face the shorthanded blazers. shorthanded blazers. david leigh -- david [ male announcer ] with citibank, it's easy for jay to deposit checks from anywhere. easier than actually going to the bank. mobile check deposit. easier banking. standard at citibank. >> woman: don't forget the yard work! >> o.k. >> announcer: with citibank's popmoney, dan can easily send money by email right from his citib
ABC
Feb 9, 2012 4:00am EST
conditions in those chinese factories that make apple products. organizers say the pressure on the workers to meet quotas causes injuries and suicides. >>> emergency inspections are being ordered for the entire fleet of airbus a-380 jumbo jets to check for cracks inside the wing. the cracks would not pose an med threat. if they're not corrected, they could compromise safety. seven airlines do fly those planes. >>> more and more states are trying to collect sales taxes on internet purchases. a dozen states have such laws on the books. ah legislation is pending in a dozen more. online relatailers that don't collect taxes have a distinct advantage. >>> jc penney is standing by ellen degeneres. she used her talk show to lash out at the internet group known as 1 million moms. they're calling on conservatives to boycott jc penney for hiring an openly gay woman to represent them. >>> next on this thursday, a close call at walmart. an attempted kidnapping caught on tape. >>> and the rivalry game with so much on the line. duke and my beloved tar heels. and a stunning finish last night. - [spoken in
KOFY
Mar 16, 2012 9:00pm PDT
apple draw criticism after series of employee suicide at the contracting company fox con in china. apple has since given the workers all raises and improved working conditions. >>> well even today's rain did not prevent gadget lovers from lining up early and the scene was rae peteed around the world and frantic effort to get their hands on one showing the new tablet and bragging rights. in sidney hysteria reached a fever pitch and 1 was paid 1,000 dollars overnight to stand in line hoping he would be the first in the world to buy one. >> outrage in afghanistan. soldier accused of mass shooting in two villages. >> oh, my gosh. >> go. go. go. >> people in michigan saw an heard firsthand the damage from >> people in michigan saw an heard firsthand the damage from tornado. now the clean up >> gorge clooney gets cuffed. what he is saying about the protest that got him arrested. another half hour of news protest that got him arrested. another half hour of news begins here in just a moment >> good evening again. u.s. soldier accused of gunning down whole family in afghanistan arriv
ABC
Jan 13, 2012 4:00pm PST
regarding conditions for workers making ipads and other apple gear and 12 of the employees have committed suicide in china these plants are ramping up production. and two of the biggest independent studios are coming together. and there is cash and stock, and this purchase gives lion's gate last installment of the twilight series as well as rights to the last 14 movies. and one analyst says it's a sign of challenges in the industry. taking a look at what happened on wall street. stocks kicking off the weekend on a down note ending four-day rallies in response to credit down grades in europe and your bloomberg index 12 ut of the 13 companies lower on the session. and in other news, kodak is suing fuji film claiming the digital cameras infringe on kodak's technology. and this claims fuji film is infringing on five separate kodak patents. back to you and have a great weekend. >> spencer keeps promising us... >> talking about weather. like rain, next week. and i want to bill this as the 49ers playoff forecast. >> sunny skies tomorrow. and there is around 60 degrees or so, dry and will get dar
NBC
Feb 15, 2012 6:00am EST
of conditions of plants in china that make most of apple's product. the plant has a high suicide rate among workers. a warning before you pucker up your lips. your lipstick could contain lead. the worst offender was maybelline pink petal. limits should be set for lead levels in lipstick. the lead level does not pose a risk. a chocolate shortage may be upon us. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. sales of the greatest hits for whitney houston sort to the top at amazon and itunes. sony took the venice of this and hiked prices in the u.k. just one day get to the singer's death. sony apologized. a report says international demand of chocolate is soaring and manufacturers may not be able to keep up with it. whether you like your orange juice sweet or tart, pepsico wants to water down your juice. some consumers prefer the jews with a taste that is less affected -- some consumers prefer juice with a taste that is less thick. a mixed close on wall street. an unexpected drop in auto sales. the bloomberg maryland index take a dip. i am jane king has the bloomberg business re
ABC
Mar 30, 2012 4:00am EDT
big changes are coming to the thousands of factory workers who make apple's precious products. their employee announced that workers will get a shorter work week without a cut in pay. as a result of their labor practice after a string of workers' suicides. >>> best buy is closing 50 of its big box store, it will open 100 smaller mobile stores instead and emphasize customer service. >>> h&m is going upscale. the swedish company has stores around the world featuring low-coast trendy clothes but the budget retailer plans to launch a new chain of stores featuring luxury brands. this will happen some time next year. >>> market activity -- a down day in asia. tokyo's nikkei average fell 31 points. in london, the ftse opened higher and on wall street, the dow gained 20 points yesterday. the nasdaq index fell 10. >>> and barbie has a new friend without hair. m mattel fashioned the new doll after a campaign of mothers who lost their hair after cancer. mattel doesn't plan to profit from them. >>> coming up next on your friday morning -- a california whale found trapped in a fishing net.
CNBC
Dec 19, 2014 11:00am EST
. sometimes without proper pay. and apple has faced similar charges in the past. in 2010 when 14 workers of another major supplier committed suicide. apple has implemented a new stet set of standards since then. and says no other company is doing mar to ensure safe and fair can working conditions. a statement, like many of you, tim and i were deeply offended by the suggestion that apple would break a promise to the workers in our supply chain or mislead our customers in anyway, now, i haven't been specifically to that factory. however i been in and out of a lot of the factory suppliers. i'm familiar with the supply chain there. is and most of the workers i speak to says that the jobs are well paying by local standards. the work is very repetitive and very stressful because they are making a the highly specialized product. overall when you look on a comparative relative basis the conditions aren't terrible. of course that doesn't mean there aren't terrible conditions and abuses within the working conditions in china and that is one of the reasons why you see a company like apple really tr
ABC
Mar 30, 2012 5:00am EDT
at the drive this morning. >>> good morning. topping the money, change to the factories that make apple's hottest products. workers will gate shorter week without a pay cut. and there the result of a report on the labor practices after a string of suicides, consumers may help foot the bill. >>> best buy is closeing 5 0 stores. the seller will open 100 smaller mobile stores and stressing customer service including the trained sales staff and geek squad team. >>> and h and m is going up scale t is launching a chain with luxury brands. >>> barbie has new friend without hair. it was wigs, hats after a campaign by the mothers of girls who lost their hair because of cancer -- cancer treatments. that's america's mourn. -- money. i'm rob nelson. >>> what led to
WHUT
Sep 24, 2012 7:00am EDT
for this company. a spate of worker suicides, big complaints over working conditions. more bad press means bad news. could this makes some of their big, western clients look elsewhere? >> apple, for example, does not want headlines of suppliers in brawls that the factories. they are a massive supplier and employer in china. 1.2 million employees. if that kind of supply chain makes it difficult for these countries to go elsewhere at a moment's notice, particularly if you like apple, it seems to be bringing out a new product every month. certainly that expertise will be valued by these companies. >> we talked about china as the kind of engine of growth and so on. everyone is looking out for sales figures going up or down. >> are they still spending? >> they like it better western luxury. good news for italy, they came out today not long ago. in the past six months they had failed. their net profits jumped 16%. >> there was meant to be a slowdown. >> it is a luxury goods maker that has ridden through the financial crisis, they are writing quite high. the have turned their attention away from europe, w
CNN
May 30, 2012 1:00pm EDT
committed suicide. apple says a game changer could be in the works, involving jobs in the usa. people have doubts about taking aspirin for pain. but they haven't experienced extra strength bayer advanced aspirin. in fact, in a recent survey, 92% of people who tried it said they would buy it again. visit fastreliefchallenge.com today for a special trial offer. but proven technologies allow natural gas producers to supply affordable, cleaner energy, while protecting our environment. across america, these technologies protect air - by monitoring air quality and reducing emissions... ...protect water - through conservation and self-contained recycling systems... ... and protect land - by reducing our footprint and respecting wildlife. america's natural gas... domestic, abundant, clean energy to power our lives... that's smarter power today. when i got my medicare card, i realized i needed an aarp... medicare supplement insurance card, too. medicare is one of the great things about turning 65, but it doesn't cover everything. in fact, it only pays up to 80% of your part b expenses. if you're al
KOFY
May 6, 2011 9:00pm PDT
product in china has apparently made workers sign a no suicide pack. if they do commit suicide the family can't come after the factory money. now this comes after spate of suicide last summer revealed the workers were forced to to put in 15 and 20 hour days in appalling conditions. while apple and other over series have said the conditions have improved dramatically, workers rights groups say this new pack is a slap in the face for workers still being mistreated. >>> well it is as if the recession never happened for the nation top bosses. that is the conclusion of an associated press analysis of the pay package of wall street chief executive officers. ceo of the nation largest company were paid better last year than they were in 2007 when the economy was booming. head of via come was paid 84 million dollars. up 145 percent. head of objection departmental petroleum paid 76 million increase of 142 percent. next comes the head of cbs with just under 57 million. typical pay panel for head of the company was 9 million dollars in 2010. >> well, comingup on the subject of money and compe
KRON
Feb 6, 2012 11:00pm PST
pad screens. they make the ipads, i pods and iphones for apple but there are no i workers here. >> they use women as men and men as animals. >> reporter: they threatened mass suicide where microsoft products are made. microsoft said it investigated and found the matter was related to staffing assignment and transfer policies. not working conditions. the company noted it works to ensure workers are treated properly. apple has also been criticized for its links to overseas factories. it maintains it will not work with factories that don't respect employees. they said we care about all employees world wide. >> do they care about us? i don't know. at least i am not getting any of that care. >> reporter: they insist their workers are treated fairly, groups say the company favors a privilege few. for the thousands of others it is run with a military culture. hours are unpredictable. complaints of inadequate breaks. workers aren't even allowed to speak. >> so boring. i can't bear it anymore. every day was like i get off from work and i go to bed. i get up, i go to work. it became my daily routine.
ABC
Feb 21, 2012 6:30pm EST
these buildings, apple has been accused of doing just that. the suicide nets are still in place, just in case. so, after years of monitoring suppliers themselves, apple joined the fair labor association last month, and asked them to examine working conditions at foxconn and publish the findings. and they invited us along. for the record, our parent company, disney, has strong ties with apple. our ceo sits on the apple board. and the steve jobs trust owns the majority of disney stock. but we promised to report whatever we found. if you can improve one thing about your job, what would it be? we're all here to work. so, we naturally want better pay and benefits, she says. what do you want the people who end up buying this to know about you? i want them to know me, she says. i want them to know we put a lot of effort in this product. so, when they use this, please use it with care. she was very sweet. the results of that fla audit should be out in a couple weeks. of course, we'll have every detail. >> what do you think when you look at your ipad? >> reporter: i hear that automative voice, that you he
ABC
Aug 21, 2012 4:00pm PDT
opened suppliers doors to fair labor association after 10 workers committed suicide amid other complaints. fox con now pledged to reduce hours to 60 per week, including overtime. the company made equipment safer and is working with local authorities to improve insurance benefits. it's now ahead of its own 15-month schedule to upgrade conditions. apple shares ended the day slightly down today after hitting another record high yesterday. >> and there is dell struggling to stay rel sflant a world dominated by smart phones and tablets, reporting disappointing sales as well as a weaker than expected outlook. consumers and businesses favor products like the ipad over pc. that is the company also taking a hit from the slow down. >> samsung says it will invest $4 million to remake a chip plant that currently makes memory chips for pcs and other gadgets but with exploding popularity of smart phones, it will shift to making processors for mobile devices. mass production in the plant is expected to start by the middle of next year. >> and this comes as apple and samsung continue to duke it out in sa
CNN
Dec 12, 2013 9:00am PST
up to 18 suicides at another one of apple suppliers. it does raise questions about labor conditions and how much oversight apple has as factories. >> do we know if this is connected in any way, the pneumonia, people are dying, working very hard. what is happapple saying. >> they sent a number of experts over. apple is saying they do not believe the deaths are linked to labor conditions in china. they say they have strict measures in place, workers are not allowed to work more than 60 hours a week and believe spl suppliers most of the time. they will be putting in tighter controls to verify workers' ages and issuing deepest condolences to families who dieder. >> the plant there has been controversial for years now. thanks so much. >>> just ahead, the u.s. cuts off nonlethal aid to rebels prying to depose syrian president al assad. live to the state department to find out why. [ paper rustles, outdoor sounds ] ♪ [ male announcer ] laura's heart attack didn't come with a warning. today her doctor has her on a bayer aspirin regimen to help reduce the risk of another one. if you've had
CNN
Feb 14, 2012 10:00am PST
's biggest suppliers. back in 2010, some foxcon workers committed suicide because allegedly were so horrible. one worker said they use women as men and men as women and she feels like an animal. >> we were just talking about apple yesterday, were we not, talking about how well they were doing? the price of a share of stock was like $500? it doesn't appear to be hurting them. >> reporter: you're exactly right about that, and today the stock is going even higher. shares right now are trading at $503. so yeah, this comes after, of course, they posted those record iphone, ipad sales last quarter, but you have to remember, to put it in perspective, this is not just about apple. other companies are customers of foxcon as well, but they're kind of tieing it to apple and foxcon is kind of the fall guy because it has the biggest and most well known products. they've actually cut ties with sun supplier that was a repeated offender of work rules, and apple maintains they want to improve conditions for the workers. >> we'll follow that audit and see what, if anything, they find. allison kosik, thank you
PBS
Aug 19, 2010 5:30pm EDT
to explain a number of suicides among its workers, is to increase its labor force by over one-third in the next year. it makes parts for apple and dela among others. -- n. schindeand dell, among ot. >> it may not look like that much fun, but for these workers, it was a break from the long hours assembling must have gadgets. the companies responding to a state of suicide among some employees. now they are announcing that the work force will expand by 3000 to 4000 over the next year. making the admission that there hours and conditions are not acceptable. >> i think we were kind of caught by surprise. at the factory changes in the worker compositions. >> it is not a call to see why there 900,000 strong workforce spread across the factory to say life is so tough. demand for the iphone and other credits that they may remain high. -- other gadgets that they make remain high. the company denies it mistreats staff, the company has admitted that its workers to more overtime than the maximum permitted under chinese law. >> basically, what they need to do is treat its workers like a dec
WETA
Aug 19, 2010 6:00pm EDT
electronics company which has been trying to explain a large number of suicides among workers is to increase its labor force by almost one-third over the next year. foxcon, which makes products for apple and dell, wants to cut overtime being worked. >> it may not look that much like spontaneous funds, but for the workers in china, it was at least something different, a brick from the long hours they spend assembling apples must have gadgets. wednesday's company-wide route was intended to show it is responding to a spate of suicides among employees. now have announced its work force will expand by 300,000, 400,000 over the next year. >> for a long time, i think we were blind by our success. we must be very open and frank, i think we were kind of caught by surprise by the subtle changes in the workers' lives. >> it is not difficult to see why their 900,000-strong workforce spread across 13 factories finds life so tough. many say they work overtime because they need the extra money and demand for the iphone and other gadgets they make is high. when a shift is over, these apartments are the only
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